6 Clever Ikea Hacks to Try

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There is so much to love about Ikea furniture, popular Swedish furniture company offers popular furniture pieces for an affordable price. The problem is all your friends might own the same pieces of furniture, so if you want to give your Ikea products a fresh new look the best way to do that is through a DIY makeover. Here are 10 Ikea makeover projects that are sure to leave you feeling inspired as they show you how to take your Ikea furniture and transform them into chic high end looking furniture pieces for your home.

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    DIY Ikea Akurum Credenza

    DIY Ikea Akurum Credenza
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Create a faux credenza by mounting two Ikea Akurum kitchen cabinets next to each other on a wall. Surround the cabinets with stained wood to give a two-toned contrasting long wall credenza perfect for storing all your dining room essentials and the extra counter space is ​the perfect spot to display art and vases. 

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    DIY Tufted Ikea Karlstad Hack

    DIY Tufted Ikea Karlstad Hack
    My So-Called Hand Made Life

    Transform your existing Karlstad couch into a stylish mid-century inspired tufted couch by tufting the top two cushion by hand by using upholstery twine and 40 buttons. To complete the Karlstad transformation to a more traditional piece the couch legs were also replaced with 4 tapered oak legs. This amazing DIY is the perfect project to try to give your old couch a new look.

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    DIY Ikea Vittsjo Bar Cart Hack

    DIY Ikea Vittsjo Bar Cart Hack
    Style Me Pretty

    Style Me Pretty shows how to upgrade your Ikea desk into an amazing bar cart by attaching a clear acrylic sheet and wheels to the base of the table. To update the overall finish of the bar cart to something more fun spray paint the desk to your desired color and apply decorative paper to the particle board shelf. 

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    DIY Ikea Strandmon Rocking Chair

    DIY Ikea Strandmon Rocking Chair
    Interiors by Kenz

    Perfect for those of you who are pregnant, create a comfy plush rocking chair for you and your baby to enjoy together. Simply attach rocking chair runners to the base of the existing chair legs by drilling holes in the runners and drilling the chair legs and runners together. To complete the chair, stain the legs and rocking chair runners to match. 

    DIY Ikea Strandmon Rocking Chair from Interiorz by Kenz

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    DIY Dipped Painted Ikea Svalbo Table

    DIY Dipped Painted Ikea Svalbo Table
    The Sweet Beast

    Give a splash of color to your Svalbo table with a dipped paint effect. To begin, remove the base shelf of the table, removing the wooden dowels and filling the holes with wood filler. Next, tape off the bottom 1/4 of the Svalbo table and paint one coat of paint primer, followed by two coats of your choice of paint color and one coat of clear topcoat.

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    DIY Two Toned Ikea Rast Dresser

    DIY Two Toned Ikea Rast Dresser
    Suite Revival

    Take your unfinished Rast dresser to new heights by painting the drawers with acrylic white paint and staining the outer frame with dark wood stain. After the dresser has dried reassemble and replace the knobs with stylish brass pulls, the end result will leave you with a high-end looking dresser.